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Could you please confirm if it is regarding a residential tenancy or you both have signed a joint tenancy agreement?
and it is a residential tenancy?
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In a joint tenancy, all tenants are jointly and severally liable for the rent payments till the expiry of the fixed term.
That means that each tenant will be responsible for complying with the Tenant’s obligations under this Agreement both individually and jointly. The Landlord may seek to enforce these obligations and claim damages against any one or all of the joint tenants.
Your Landlord can chase you for the rent payments till the expiry date of the fixed term, even if you leave the rented accommodation, as joint tenancy can be terminated by a collective action of all the joint tenants.
If you wants to leave and other tenant wants to stay, then you can find a new tenant who can take over the ongoing tenancy from you, thus you would be surrendering your tenancy in favour of the new replacement tenant.
As you have signed a new agreement , the initial agreement does not stand now.
You can ask the Landlord to find your replacement , who can take over the remaining tenancy term from you.
Unfortunately , yes it is a joint contract , can not be terminated by any one of you.
Tenancy agreements are binding contracts and can not be terminated, within the fixed term.
You both have to give notice to the Landlord for leaving and then hand over the vacant possession back to the Landlord,
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